Schooner Sunset: The Last British Sailing Coasters

Schooner Sunset: The Last British Sailing Coasters
Release Date: 03 Sep 2001
Format: Paperback / softback
Publisher: Casemate
ISBN: 9781861761767
ISBN-10: 1861761767

Owing to their simplicity of rig and the small fore-and-afters, the coastal schooners, were among the last commercial sailing vessels to remain in existence; today they are gone, as are nearly all the men who sailed in them, and with them the knowledge which was needed to work the vessels by the power of the wind alone. One of them was Douglas Bennett, and in this posthumously-published book he tells of the working life aboard and describes all the facets of construction and fitting out. This book contains no gripping dramas of the sea, nor wild adventures; instead, it was primarily intended to paint the authentic picture of life at sea of the men who worked the craft, and describe the seamanship which was employed from ship to ship. A collection of drawings which depict every aspect of the ships' construction and rig is also included.

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